During today ''s HBO TCA panel for The Plot Against America, actress Zoe Kazan gave an emotional response when asked about her grandfather Elia Kazan and his actions during the McCarthy era, when the two time Oscar winning filmmaker named former colleagues before the House Un American Activities Committee.
Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency on the charts has always been considered as the first major altcoin to die. Do not take this from me, but rather from the umpteen comments on social media that have attacked the Vitalik Buterin Co founded cryptocurrency, mainly for its slow development cycles.Despite the response from the communities, Ethereum has strived solidly to make the network faster and more seamless by creating Ethereum 2.0. In a new report compiled by Chromatic Capital, users were given the run through of what they could expect from ETH 2.0 as well as the flaws in the first iteration of Ethereum.
Mourners chant while gathering in Tehran over the weekend for a vigil for victims of Iran''s unintentional downing of a Ukrainian airliner. As protests continue, Iran says it has made several arrests in the catastrophe. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption
PASADENA, Calif. NASAs planet hunting TESS mission has discovered multiple intriguing planets since it first began searching the sky in the summer of 2018. But a high school searching through data gathered by TESS contributed to its latest discovery. The pl Read More
The interior of the car welcomes passengers with a laid back ambience, equipped with a large, comfortable seat with footrest, a screen that flips down from the headliner and a personal Sound Zone. 20 examples of the BMW i3 Urban Suite, which can be summoned using an app, are in action on the streets of Las Vegas. Furthermore, going with the i3 green nature, the company has used recycled materials to design the cabin, especially the fabric, along with certified wood, olive tanned leather and floor mats made from recyclable materials that can be fed back into the materials cycle. BMW Cars M5 i8 3 Series Z4 7 Series X1 X5 X7 M2 X6 M X6 X3 5 Series X4 M3 6 Series Gran Turismo 3 Series Gran Turismo M4 Also Read: BMW i3s In India: First Drive Review
Lunar eclipse 2020 is occurring today, January 10, and the event has gathered much interest globally. It will be visible in India and countries across Africa, Asia, and Europe. However, people in the US won''t be able to watch the celestial activity live. Today''s lunar eclipse (known as chandra grahan in Hindi) is of the penumbral type, which is the most common. It is also the first of the four penumbral lunar eclipses that will occur this year. Today''s eclipse coincides with the first full Moon of this year, dubbed as Wolf Moon . NASA has explained what the Wolf Moon term means, also called Ice Moon or the Moon after Yule, Shakambhari Purnima, Paush Purnima, and Duruthu Poya. The latest eclipse.We here list five facts you should know before you're set to enjoy watching the lunar eclipse 2020 that will come along the penumbral Wolf Moon.
NEW DELHI : Dense foggy conditions are set to return in the National Capital Region (NCR) Thursday onwards, as rainfall begins to subside leaving high levels of moisture in the air just above the surface.The latest forecast from India Meteorological Department (IMD) suggests that there is still probability of scattered rains over the north western plains during the next 24 hours until Thursday morning, after which it will begin to decrease. Parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand could also witness thunderstorms and lightning during the period.
La Joya High wrestler Michael De La Cruz woke up and reached for his phone to review any messages he may had missed, and to scan his social networks.To his surprise, one very important message from his father, Abraham De La Cruz, came in alerting him to check out Texaswrestling.com.
Market Options:VR Glasses market report launched by Market Analysis Place examines market scheme, key drivers, restraints, aggressive outlook, key challenges, adoption developments, future progress potentials, and income chain evaluation. Necessary information is organized, dealt with, and spoken to by a gathering of authorities utilizing assorted methodology procedures and logical devices akin to SWOT evaluation. Graphical presentation methods akin to graphs, charts, infographics, and tables are used to correspond information and figures to the understanding of the VR Glasses market. The report is dedicated to fulfilling the necessities of the shoppers by giving them thorough insights into the market. This can assist the client with comprehension and decide on the proper selection. It focuses on the totally different market segmentations to comprehend its full consumer potential.
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Russia is not synonymous with President Vladimir Putin, nor with his United Russia party, nor with Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of a private military company carrying out the Kremlin s wishes in Syria and eastern Ukraine. Rather, Russia is embodied by its 146 million citizens, most of whom just want to live in a civilized world, and in a country where freedom and human rights are respected and upheld by credible independent institutions.The real voice of Russia often goes unheard, both within the country and abroad. Outside observers might think that the current government has the support of the population. But it isn t so. The mass protests in Moscow and other cities this past summer show that while formal power remains in the hands of Putin and his party, Russians are ready to assert their rights and demand democracy.
FERDINAND PI CH (1937 2019)His life was also the story of the car industry itself. As the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, he was automotive royalty. Still only 31, he commanded the development of the Porsche 917 in a manner that set the template for what would follow: an extraordinary vision, executed with ruthless commitment, with astonishing results. At Audi, he oversaw the quattro. Then to VW, in 1993, when the company was in a parlous state; you can thank Pi ch for the platform sharing strategy that transformed its fortunes. His personal passion project, the Bugatti Veyron, gave the automotive world its Concorde moment. His near despotic management style sowed the seeds for VW s darkest hour the Dieselgate scandal was surely the product of a culture wherein failure was not an option but his legacy remains intact. JAMIE CHADWICKChadwick s been on our radar since her emergence in the 2015 British GT Championship. But 2019 s W Series proved beyond doubt what a genuine force and, yes, role model she really is. The 21 year old dominated, racking up two wins and three podium finishes in six races. Although some observers including female ones argued that a women only racing championship reinforced the gender gap, we disagree. I believe there is a massive gender imbalance in motorsport that should be redressed, W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir told TG. In 2020, the W series expands to eight races, and it ll award FIA super license points. And as Chadwick notes, it s grabbed the attention of women s sport in general. I ve been on shortlists for awards that no one in motorsport would previously have got their name onto.
This homophobic pastor hates gay people so much that he would rather cover himself in s t than see his son marry a man.
As of now the cause or pathology behind these conditions is not well understood. Some researchers believe that environment as well genetics could play a role in causation of this condition. Some children may develop mutations that are not inherited and not seen in the parents but occur de novo in the child. This new study reveals that there may be certain mutations detectable in the sperms of the fathers that may raise the risk of autism in the child.Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine as well as from other institutes worked together to work on measurement of mutations in the sperms of the fathers. They described a method to measure the mutations causing disease only in the sperms of the fathers that could raise risk of ASD in the offspring.
Findings from the new study were posted recently in Nature Medicine through an article titled Autism risk in offspring can be assessed through quantification of male sperm mosaicism. "Autism afflicts 1 in 59 children and we know that a significant portion is caused by these de novo DNA mutations, yet we are still blind to when and where these mutations will occur, " explained co senior study investigator Jonathan Sebat, PhD, professor and chief of the Beyster Center for Molecular Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Diseases at UC San Diego School of Medicine. "With our new study, we can trace some of these mutations back to the father, and we can directly assess the risk of these same mutations occurring again in future children. "
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The data was available in Elasticsearch, a distributed full text search engine. The researchers report that the Facebook database first appeared in Elasticsearch on or around December 4th. On December 12th, the data appeared as a download on a hacker forum. Two days later, Diachenko discovered the database and sent an abuse report to the ISP associated with the AP address. On December 19th, the database vanished from Elasticsearch. We can safely assume an unknown number of online criminal types managed to grab the database before it went offline. The 267,140,436 records didn ''t include passwords or other highly sensitive information, but it did have Facebook IDs, phone numbers, full name, and a timestamp. From that, someone could find your Facebook profile to gather more intelligence and conduct an effective phishing attack. Comparitech notes that the database would be idea for SMS based scams.
Key point: For the time being, the MLRS still provides an effective rocket system for U.S. armored units. On February 24, 1991, the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began. Over the next four days, the soldiers of an international coalition, formed to eject the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein from the neighboring nation of Kuwait, carried out a whirlwind offensive that quickly overwhelmed their foe. During this time, tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers were taken prisoner. Many of them, arms thrust upward in a sign of surrender, said one thing when they were taken into custody: No more steel rain. For weeks before the ground attack, these men had been systematically pummeled by the entire range of weaponry available to their opponents B 52 bombing strikes, air attacks using tons of precision smart weapons, plus many more thousands of tons of traditional unguided bombs and rockets. Added to this was the close air support of fighter bomber aircraft and attack helicopters. Artillery barrages dropped down on them by the dozens and hundreds, adding yet another level to the pounding they received. The cries of no more steel rain applied to none of these, however. Instead, it was the nickname of a deadly new artillery weapon seeing its debut in combat: the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. Batteries of these weapons had been deployed to the Gulf with U.S. and British forces, who used them to blanket their target areas with hundreds of rockets releasing thousands of explosive submunitions, or bomblets, that devastated armored vehicles, trucks, equipment, and men. Volleys of rockets pounded the hapless Iraqi troops and paved the way for the sweeping infantry and armor assaults that followed. The MLRS proved itself alongside such other late Cold War weapons as the M1 Abrams tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and AH64 Apache helicopter. Like these weapons, the MLRS had its origins in the 1970s development programs of the post Vietnam era. The MLRS Concept Takes Shape During the late 1960s and early 1970s, America s involvement in the Vietnam War drew most of the focus away from the traditional enemies of the time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. As the United States gradually withdrew from the conflict in Asia, its attention once again returned to Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Army was not happy encountering the Russians new claws. The Soviets had taken advantage of America s distraction to build up its conventional forces to unprecedented levels. The Warsaw Pact now sat across the Iron Curtain with tens of thousands of new tanks, armored vehicles, cannons, and rocket artillery pieces. Artillery had always weighed heavily in Soviet planning, and they now had new, longer ranged cannons than most comparable American weapons. The disparity in rocket artillery was even more one sided. Soviet tactics used barrages of thousands of rockets fired from truck mounted multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) such as the BM 21. American artillery was only scantily supplied with rocket launchers, many of them left over from World War II. With some exceptions, U.S. planners heavily favored cannon artillery, primarily for its relative accuracy. Rockets at that time were considered area fire weapons; that is, they were fired en masse at an area of ground where the enemy was thought to be, rather than at a point target such as a bunker or trenchline. Existing rockets simply were not accurate enough for such pinpoint work, although they packed quite a punch and tended to have a terrifying psychological effect on the enemy. The Soviets were willing to saturate a target area with rockets, figuring that some, at least, would find their mark. For American artillerists, weaned on the concepts of accuracy and economy of expenditure in ammunition, large scale use of indiscriminate rockets simply was not palatable. A number of occurrences changed that mindset. In 1973, the Arab Israeli War broke out. Attrition rates in that conflict were far higher than expected, greater than any possible rate of replacement for lost armor and aircraft. One of the more effective Israeli tactics had been to hit enemy Surface to Air Missile (SAM) sites with MRLs. The American military establishment noted this. It also noted that in the event of war in Europe, NATO would have to fight outnumbered against a well equipped enemy in intense, destructive combat. After long debate, the U.S. Army finally wrote a requirement for a new rocket launcher in March 1974, calling it the GSRS, or General Support Rocket System. It would be used to engage enemy air defenses and for counterbattery fire, neutralizing opposing artillery. The new launcher would have long range and massive firepower, freeing the cannon units to provide close support to the infantry and armor. Several NATO allies, including the United Kingdom, France, and West Germany, were consulted and agreed to collaborate on the project. Since the Europeans already had looked at a similar system independently, their name was adopted, changing GSRS to MLRS. Design and Development Actual development began in September 1977, undertaken by the Boeing and Vought Aerospace companies, which beat out three other competitors for the contract. Development continued into the 1980s and eventually became the highest priority for the Field Artillery School, which considered it the Army s most spectacular new weapons system. After initial testing proved successful, the MLRS was adopted, with the first production models, designated M270, arriving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in August 1982. The first operational battery of M270s was formed in March 1983, and the new unit was sent to West Germany the following September. These batteries were composed of three platoons of three launchers each, a total of nine launchers per battery. By 1987, 25 such batteries were in service. The basic M270 was a self propelled armored vehicle that mated two main subcomponents: the Launcher Loader Module (LLM) containing the rocket pods and the hardware needed to load and unload them and the carrier vehicle, essentially an enlarged version of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle chassis. The vehicle was not quite 23 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, and 8.5 feet high. It weighed 52,990 pounds ready for combat. The three man crew sat in a cab above the engine compartment. This cab was armored to protect against small arms fire and artillery fragments. The engine was a Cummins 8 cylinder diesel developing 500 horsepower for a top speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 483 kilometers. Directly behind the cab was the LLM, which carried two pods of six rockets each, one next to the other. For firing, the LLM raised and rotated to point to the vehicle s side. It could fire single rockets or any number up to its full load of 12 within 60 seconds. The crew consisted of a crew chief, gunner, and driver. The crew chief commanded the vehicle, oversaw firing operations, and performed checks of the other two crewmen. The gunner operated a firing panel to aim and fire the rockets at selected targets. The M270 s computer calculated the data for the rocket s direction of fire, point of impact, and range; these calculations were based on information received digitally via radio or entered manually by the gunner. The driver operated the M270 and performed maintenance. The heart and purpose of the M270 were its munitions. The basic rocket was the M26, with a range of 32 kilometers. It carried 644 grenade sized submunitions. A single M270 could blanket a 600 square meter area with 7,728 bomblets, devastating to men, material, and light vehicles, with a limited effect on armored vehicles. One battery of MLRS firing a complete volley of 108 rockets had the equivalent firepower of 33 battalions of cannon artillery. These rockets were packaged in pods of six rounds each. Rockets were only part of the picture, however. The M270 also fired the M39 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, each launcher carrying two missiles in place of the normal 12 rockets. The ATACMS carried 950 bomblets and had a range of 165 kilometers, giving MLRS the ability to range deep in enemy territory, hitting command posts, logistics depots, air defenses, and assembly areas for advancing units. ATACMS started development in 1985 and was rushed into service for Desert Storm. The MLRS Doctrine The doctrine for the use of MLRS sought to take advantage of its mobility and firepower. To avoid the expected Soviet counterbattery fire, M270s would spread out individually and hide themselves until needed for a mission. The launcher would then move to a firing position, launch its rockets, and immediately move away, hopefully before the Soviets could calculate the launch point using radar and fire on it. The M270 crew would then proceed to a reloading point, load fresh rocket pods, and move to a completely new hiding position near a different firing point. This would prevent the enemy from destroying the valuable launchers as they poured volley after volley into the advancing Soviet armored hordes. Fortunately for all concerned, such combat never happened before the Cold War came to an end. Instead, the MLRS would be called upon in the deserts of the Middle East. When the Iraqi Army conquered Kuwait in 1990, hundreds of thousands of American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, first to defend against further Iraqi aggression and then to free Kuwait from its occupiers. They took with them 89 MLRS launchers. The baptism of fire for the M270 came on January 17, 1991. That day, Battery A of the 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery was traveling west on a highway called Tapline Road, en route to an assembly area. At 1620 hours, an order came to fire its ATACMS missiles at SAM sites that posed a danger to planned B 52 air strikes. Although it took several hours to coordinate clear airspace for the missile s trajectories, at 0042 on January 18, two missiles roared from their launchers, destroying both SAM sites. Battery A fired six more missiles that day targeting more of the Iraqi air defense network. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Now empty, dank, and graffitied, these weathered concrete blockhouses are nevertheless worth a visit for any history, architecture, or photography buff. They also form a wondrous hide and seek playground for older children visiting the beach.And if you visit after dark, the bunkers provide the perfect platform from which to almost touch the profusion of stars in the heavens over the North Sea of Denmark.